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Author Topic: Blues baseball and other sports  (Read 292 times)

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Offline wreid75

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Blues baseball and other sports
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:56:46 AM »
I know that Bukka White played negro league baseball for the Birmingham Black Cats but have other country blues musicians also been athletes?  I have just began reading up on some negro league history and I see some similarities in the characters, culture, and occupational hazards.

Offline hardtimekillingfloor

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Re: Blues baseball and other sports
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 09:40:53 PM »
white was also a boxer and if you take Leadbelly at his word he was basically a UFC fighter.

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Blues baseball and other sports
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 07:12:02 AM »
Champion Jack Dupree of course...

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